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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Central Plateau lodge to be demolished


Tenders are being called for the demolition of Bernacchi Lodge at Lake Augusta on Tasmania’s Central Plateau.

The Parks and Wildlife Service Acting Northern Region Manager, Stan Matuszek, said that recent expressions of interest processes failed to secure an interested party taking on the site.

“The site is no longer required by the Tasmanian Government and having exhausted all practical options for the building’s future, a decision has been made to demolish the building and rehabilitate the site,” he said.

Bernacchi Lodge was built by the Commonwealth Government in 1981 as an acclimatisation and training centre for the Australian Antarctic Division. It originally provided hostel style accommodation for 60 people and has been vacant since 2000.

Tender documents are available by contacting Keith Ryan, Project Manager, phone 6336 5297, email keith.ryan@parks.tas.gov.au and  close on Wednesday 11 December 2013.

More information is available at www.tenders.tas.gov.au